Head of department physical planning
Skellefteå, Sverige
Type of Employment Full-time
Job position Head of department, municipality
Work model On location
Are you the one?
We are looking for a forward-looking manager who wants to be part of developing the future of Skellefteå in an exciting time. Skellefteå municipality is in a period of rapid growth and we are working hard to meet this challenge. Problems must be transformed into new sustainable solutions quickly and innovatively, which requires courage, drive and collaboration. The social transformation affects both the central location and surrounding communities. The physical planning department plans for the future of Skellefteå on behalf of the municipal management office. It has never been as exciting to work with spatial planning as it is now. The department has approximately 70 employees and four managers within the four operations plans, building permits, land surveying and geodata. Here we work with, among other things, general planning, detailed plans, building permits, geodata, GIS and real estate planning, with the goal of creating a sustainable and inclusive future for our residents. Our workplace is characterized by an open collaborative climate, where all employees have the opportunity to contribute their ideas and expertise. WORK DUTIES As head of department for physical planning, you have overall responsibility for the department's personnel, finance and operational issues. The operational responsibility includes leading the work with a sustainable societal transformation with a focus on a good living environment and design, legally secure and service-oriented exercise of authority, increased conditions for housing construction and development. It also means being responsible for developing the department's structured quality and development work through the employees and managers in order to improve for those we are there for. An important part of increasing service and streamlining processes is to drive active improvement work with new digital solutions. You also strengthen the collaboration with other businesses and companies in the municipal group and with the business community in order to develop the business and strengthen the municipality's social development. You are part of the administrative management and lead the physical planning management group. Personnel responsibility includes leading and creating conditions for four subordinate managers so that they succeed in their respective assignments and areas of responsibility with a holistic view of the municipality's development. You inspire, engage and develop cohesion and joint striving towards set goals. Another important part is to work systematically with work environment work. QUALIFICATIONS We are looking for someone who has leadership experience and who has experience in development and change work and has been involved in taking a business from one position to another. If, in addition, you have had experience of being a manager, we see that as strongly meritorious. You have a university degree in social planning, engineering, law, organization or another relevant field. It is important that you have knowledge of the digital development and what opportunities it can mean for the business and its customers. You can communicate fluently in Swedish, both orally and in writing, and are comfortable communicating in English if necessary. You are familiar with what the exercise of authority entails. If you have experience in community planning, land surveying, building permits or authority enforcement, it is advantageous. If you have worked in a politically controlled environment and can understand the needs of different stakeholders, that is another advantage. As a leader, you need to have the conditions to exercise a trust-based leadership, make strategic decisions in your leadership and make substantiated decisions. A strong analytical and strategic ability combined with structure and determination is a key to success in this role. You should be confident even in situations where not everything is predictable, and have a natural ability to build contacts and relationships. OTHER Community planning ensures that streets and squares, communities and residential areas function as well as possible for everyone who lives and works here. The assignment includes planning, advice, supervision and a lot of long-term development issues with connection to physical planning, streets and parks, transport and service, emergency services, sweeping and water and waste. With technology of good quality and diversity, both in terms of business areas, personnel and technical development, we make a growing Skellefteå possible. Read more about Skellefteå here: https://skelleftea.se Contact from recruitment and staffing companies and advertising vendors is prohibited.
Why you should work with us!

Skellefteå is a rapidly growing city gaining global recognition. Voted by Time as one of the World's Greatest Places of 2022 and selected by Northvolt for one of Europe’s largest EV battery factories, Skellefteå is quickly becoming the destination of choice for creative talent from all over the world. With a culture that encourages entrepreneurs to realize their ambitions, Skellefteå is a city that helps you bring your dreams to life! 

Application due date 2024-05-26
About the employer
Skellefteå is a rapidly growing city gaining global recognition. Voted by Time as one of the World's Greatest Places of 2022 and selected by Northvolt for one of Europe’s largest EV battery factories, Skellefteå is quickly becoming the destination of choice for creative talent from all over the world. With a culture that encourages entrepreneurs to realize their ambitions, Skellefteå is a city that helps you bring your dreams to life!
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